Electricity usage in your home is one of the main components of your carbon footprint. The electricity you need to properly cool your home in New Orleans probably means your bill is relatively high. If you want to save money and help the environment at the same time, installing solar panels is a good solution. Here are some reasons to go solar in your New Orleans home.
You Save on Energy Costs
Solar panels convert sunlight into energy, which they store in a battery. Your home uses that power as electricity to power your heating and cooling system and your other appliances. If you have unused electricity, it gets sent back to your home’s panel. Your utility company can meter this and give you credits on your bill, which reduces the overall cost of your energy.
Control your Home’s Temperature and Heat your Water
Other options for solar panels are heating and cooling, and panels specifically installed to heat your water. Heated water is stored in a reservoir, so you always have hot water at your disposal. Have a technician examine your house to figure out which kind of solar is right for you. Even if you’re just using it to heat your water, you’ll still save on energy costs in the long run.
You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
According to Forbes, solar panels can reduce your yearly carbon footprint by up to 35,180 pounds of carbon dioxide, which is like planting 88 trees. Solar panels reduce or eliminate the need for natural gas, electricity, and other types of fuel you typically use to power your home. Go for this cleaner source of energy and make an environmental difference.
Because New Orleans gets so much sun, it’s a great place for people to install home solar panels. If you’re worried about the cost, you also receive tax incentives for installing solar panels.
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